A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
Sometimes, when I am working with a patient, I think I see my father—not
that the patient looks like my father or says something to remind me of him,
but rather that my dad appears as another white-coated presence in the room,
rattling his stethoscope, turning his ear to better hear the patient, or scratching
his head in response to a curious physical finding or unusual symptom. Although
in reality my father is thousands of miles away, sometimes there are moments
when I am sure I see his face in the crowd of residents and attending physicians
as my medical school classmates and I gather around a bedside or move room-to-room
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